Dr. Macedo is passionate about communicating her science to diverse audiences. Through projects like The Climate Source, she helps translate research into relevant information for Indigenous people and government land managers and develop decision support tools and training. She has participated in Indigenous-focused events at U.N. climate meetings and is currently part of a U.N. working group addressing sustainable development in the Amazon region. Dr. Macedo is on the steering committee for the Faith Science Alliance for Climate Leadership, and will be featured alongside Jonah Gottlieb of the National Children’s Campaign in the upcoming Our Future, Our Fight docuseries.
Dr. Macedo has Brazilian roots and feels strong cultural ties to the places she now studies. She has previously conducted research on tropical primates and served as a Program Officer for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Andes-Amazon Initiative, giving her a holistic perspective on her current work.